Tyler Butterfield Finishes 10th In Australia

March 24, 2013

Two-time Olympian Tyler Butterfield finished 10th in the Urban Hotel Group IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship held today [Mar 24] in Melbourne, Australia.

Butterfield covered the 1.9km swim in a time of 21:58, he then finished the bike course in 4:31.59, and then closed out by finishing the running portion in a time of 3:04:41 – for a final finishing time of 8:02:06.

The event originally consisted of a 3.8km swim, 180km bike and 42.2km run, however strong winds forced organisers to make changes to the swim course, reducing it to a single one-lap 1.9km swim.

Tyler’s wife Nikki withdrew from the competition earlier this week saying that her leg injury was not quite healed.

Melbourne Ironman Top Ten Elite Finishers:

1.Eneko Llanos (ESP) 7:36.07
2.Marino Vanhoenaker (BEL) 7:38.58
3.Craig Alexander (AUS) 7:39.36
4.Jordan Rapp (USA) 7:50.53
5.Chris Legh (AUS) 7:52.28
6.Per Bittner (GER) 7:58.27
7.Jimmy Johnsen (AUS) 7:59.36
8.Jeremy Jurkiewicz (FRA) 8:00.49
9.Petr Vabrousek (CZE) 8:01.08
10.Tyler Butterfield (BER) 8:02.05

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